Arms control is a form of military cooperation between potential enemies in the interest of reducing the likelihood of war, its scope and violence if it occurs, and the political and economic costs of being prepared for it. There are two dimensions to halting nuclear proliferation: the qualitative one of preventing further testing of nuclear devices, in order to freeze nuclear weapon development at its existing levels; and the quantitative one of halting the production of fissile material for military purposes, thus placing a limit on the numbers of nuclear weapons that could be built by the existing nuclear weapon states. Throughout history, many proposals and treaties have been introduced in various international bodies to help limit the spread and further development of nuclear weapons and associated technologies.
News Update about nuclear disarmament
|JUNE 19, 2020 :Executive Summary of the 2020 Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments|
|MAY 29, 2019: China's overall nuclear stockpile is going to double over the next 10 years.|
Nuclear weapons treaties and agreements
|:Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)|
|: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty|
|: Armaments, arms control and disarmament; a UNESCO reader for disarmament education|